Le Roi des bijoutiers

cartier_expo_0If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris before February 16, 2014, you’ll want to take in the exhibit Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire at the Grand Palais. As stated in Town & Country magazine’s February edition, “It takes a certain kind of life to accommodate an emerald belt buckle or a solid gold vanity case. These artifacts of charmed existence, 600 pieces strong, are on display … The exhibit delves into cultural influences and inspiration as well as colorful client anecdotes. Beyond the wearable pieces – Wallis Simpson’s animal pins, Liz Taylor’s ruby and diamond suite – there are bejeweled objects that tell of a time when literally no gemstone was left unturned.” Check out the exhibit’s web site for the schedule of special films that will enhance your visit.

cartier-2Cartier was known as le roi des bijoutiers et le bijoutier des rois (luh rwah day bee-zjoo-tea-ay ay luh bee-zjoo-tea-ay day rwah), or “the king of jewelers and the jeweler of kings.” These beautiful pieces, whether or not they have a royal pedigree, would certainly make the wearer feel like a queen.

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71NZAY01VCL__SL75_Platinum by Cartier: Triumphs of the Jewelers Art

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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